“Bah Humbug, now that’s too strong!
‘Cause it is my favorite holiday
But all this year’s been a busy blur
Don’t think I have the energy
To add to my already mad rush…” Listen HERE
Facts About Christmas Waste
- 300,000 tonnes of card packaging is used at Christmas; enough to cover London’s famous landmark, Big Ben, almost 260,000 times
- 1 billion cards end up in the bin, when they could be recycled
- The amount of wrapping paper used for presents is enough to wrap around the equator 9 times
- 227,000 miles of wrapping paper is thrown away
- 6 million Christmas trees are discarded every year
- 250 tonnes of Christmas trees are thrown away after Christmas, when they could be used for compost
- Approximately 2 million turkeys, 74 million mince pies and 17.2 million Brussel sprouts are thrown away every Christmas
- 13,350 tonnes of glass are thrown out in the UK after Christmas.
- Over the festive season the UK creates 30 per cent more waste than usual, including two million turkeys and six million Christmas trees